Semiconductor Industry Vision: weVISION

    COVID-19 & the Semi Value Chain
    Risto PuhakkaVLSIresearch Inc
    Coronavirus impact on the semi value chain ... with Andrea Lati of VLSIresearch
    Andrea LatiVLSIresearch Inc
    Metrology and Inspection's increasing importance, with Peter Jenkins of Infinitesima
    Peter JenkinsInfinitesima
    VLSI's 2020 Forecast ... with Andrea Lati of VLSIresearch
    Andrea LatiVLSIresearch Inc
    The 2010 Decade: The Big Picture ... with Andrea Lati of VLSIresearch
    Andrea LatiVLSIresearch Inc
    Memory Market Forecast 2020... with Jim Handy of Objective Analysis
    Jim HandyObjective Analysis
    Deep Learning and Curvilinear Masks ... a conversation with Aki Fujimura of D2S
    Aki FujimuraeBeam Initiative
    2019 Semiconductor Mask Maker's Survey ... a conversation with Aki Fujimura of the eBeam Initiative
    Aki FujimuraeBeam Initiative
    Open IC Design Platforms ... with Michael Wishart of Efabless
    Michael WishartEfabless
    Tom Caulfield on what's next at GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    IBM Research AI Hardware Center ... with Mukesh Khare of IBM
    Mukesh V. KhareIBM
    SOI: Why it's no longer a niche technology - with Carlos Mazure of the SOI Industry Consortium
    Carlos MazureSOI Industry Consortium
    Mark Bohr's Rules of Innovation
    Mark BohrIntel Corporation
    Mark Bohr: The Scaling + Heterogeneous Integration Era
    Mark BohrIntel Corporation
    Mark Bohr: The Power Constrained Era
    Mark BohrIntel Corporation
    Mark Bohr: 40 Years of Moore's Law - From Memory to Dennard Scaling
    Mark BohrIntel Corporation
    VLSI's Annual Forecast with Andrea Lati of VLSIresearch
    Andrea LatiVLSIresearch Inc
    Memory Market Forecast 2019 ... with Jim Handy of Objective Analysis
    Jim HandyObjective Analysis
    2018 Survey of Semiconductor Mask Makers ... with Aki Fujimura of D2S
    Aki FujimuraeBeam Initiative
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES' Strategic Pivot ... a conversation with Tom Caulfield

    weVISION was started by VLSIresearch address the growing need of those in the semiconductor industry to meet senior C-level executives without the carbon footprint of going there. The chip industry had become too global to for decisionmakers to be at so many conferences being held around the world at any given time. The time to physically do this was not available and VLSI wanted a technology that eliminated the problem webcasts have of needing to have everyone on-line at the same time. Videotaping conversations made it possible for decisionmakers to consume content at their own leisure at a time that was optimized for viewer.

    weVISION is a thought-provoking talk show series where semiconductor industry visionaries discuss evolving trends, issues, and forecasts in the IC market, as well as business models, tactics, and strategies in semiconductor manufacturing. It is hosted by G Dan Hutcheson, who has been called the Charlie Rose of Semiconductor Industry talk show hosts for his conversational style and ability to pull key insights out of C-level executives. His decades-long history of one-on-one fireside chats and panels and deep understanding of the semiconductor industry and its history.

    How weVISION Is Helpful To The Semiconductor Industry?

    weVISION has been helpful to the semiconductor industry on many levels. It makes the industry more sustainable by lowering the carbon profile by eliminating unnecessary or marginally necessary airline travel as well as eliminating the jetlag that comes with those trips. It also maximizes executive time, making it easier for them to reach far larger and more focused audiences that are interested in what they have to say. And importantly, they don't have to compete with cat videos to keep viewer attentions.

    Attesting to its value, weVISION has been selected by many industry leaders to get their views across. Companies such as IBM, Intel, Nvidia, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, KLA, Applied Materials, and more have appeared.


    Intel's Jackie Sturm, VP of Technology & Manufacturing Group and GM of Global Sourcing & Procurement, discussed how they approached solving the problem Conflict Minerals in the Supply Chain.


    GLOBALFOUNDRIES' CEO, Tom Caulfield, talked about new business models and the slowing of Moore's Law.

    Tom Caulfield

    SIA President and CEO, John Neuffer, covered the politics of trade and technology.

    John Neuffer

    Intel Chairman of the Board, Andy Bryant, talked about Moore's Law and how it is the business model that drives value in the semiconductor industry.

    Andy Bryant

    VLSIresearch CEO, G Dan Hutcheson on why Fabless M&A got so hot and why it's no surprise, with the typical timing between an industry's start-up phase and its mass-consolidation is around 20 years.


    Intel CEO Paul Otellini, discussed how he led the company and the world to shift focus from performance to mobility and finish on Intel's move from selling chips to customer experience. He answers some tough questions about adjusting from a world of fixed PCs to one of smartphones.

    Paul Otellini

    IBM Vice President in charge of driving IBM's world-wide semiconductor and hardware research agenda, Dr. Mukesh Khare discussed Big Data and AI ... or Artificial Intelligence... and why are they so important?

    Mukesh Khare

    NIST's Deputy Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory at NIST, Dr. Carl Williams, laid out how the science of quantum mechanics will is as revolutionary as the semiconductor and classical computing.

    Dr. Carl Williamr

    Intel's Director of Process Architecture and Integration and Senior Fellow, Mark Bohr, made many appearances over the years to discuss major technical innovations the had made.

    Mark Bohr

    Nvidia Vice President of its Wafer Foundry Group and Global Operations, John Chen, came to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of new device structures like FinFET and FDSOI. He also examined the question of Moore's Law slowing.

    John Chen

    Mentor, a Siemens business, President and CEO, Wally Rhines talked about the new wave of growth in the semiconductor industry from new technology and the China factor.

    Wally Rhines

    Applied Materials Managing Director of Memory and Materials Technologies, Er-Xuan Ping, discussed developments in new memory.

    Er-Xuan Ping